Experimental study on engineering properties of cement concrete reinforced with nylon and jute fibers

Bheel, Naraindas and Tafsirojjaman, T. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4801-6744 and Liu, Yue and Awoyera, Paul and Kumar, Aneel and Keerio, Manthar Ali (2021) Experimental study on engineering properties of cement concrete reinforced with nylon and jute fibers. Buildings, 11 (10):454. pp. 1-18.

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Abstract

The use of synthetic fiber and natural fiber for concrete production has been continuously inves-tigated. Most of the materials have become popular for their higher flexibility, durability, and strength. However, the current study explores the engineering properties of cement concrete re-inforced with nylon and jute fibers together. Varying proportions and lengths of nylon and jute fibers were utilized in the concrete mixture. Hence, the combined effects of nylon and jute fibers on workability, density, water absorption, compressive, tensile, flexural strength, and drying shrinkage of concrete were investigated. Results showed that concrete with 1% of nylon and jute fibers together by the volume fraction showed a maximum enhancement of the compressive strength, split tensile strength, and flexural strength by 11.71%, 14.10%, and 11.04%, respectively, compared to the control mix of concrete at 90 days. However, the water absorption of concrete increased with increasing nylon and jute fiber contents. The drying shrinkage of concrete decreased with the addition of nylon and jute fibers together after 90 days. Thus, the sparing application of both nylon and jute fiber as discussed in this study can be adopted for concrete production.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2021 00:07
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022 23:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: nylon fiber; jute fiber; reinforcement material; concrete; fresh and hardened properties
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120299 Building not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400510 Structural engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401699 Materials engineering not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400505 Construction materials
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ buildings11100454
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43988

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